Pains of Youth

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Pains of Youth

The play, set in a boarding house in Vienna in 1923, depicts sex, power games and despair among six medical students whose soul-sickness foreshadows the soil from which Nazism would flourish. Manipulation and sexuality rule as a set of promiscuous, pitiless and bored twenty-somethings experiment on life–and each other.  Marie, graduating from medical school, finds that her boyfriend, Petrell, has shucked her for another student, the lower class Irene.  She turns for consolation to her aristocratic, sexually adventurous neighbor,

Desiree, who is entranced by the idea of death.  The manipulative, villainous Freder prostitutes the innocent maid, Lucy, just for fun and would marry Marie, who loathes him, for a meal ticket. As Marie’s graduation nears, the boarding house devolves into a crucible of barbiturates, disillusionment, and promiscuity. A young woman’s promising future as a doctor bent on “soothing the pain of thousands” doesn’t stand a chance.

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Pains of Youth
Event Category: Theatre
When: February 13, 2014 ~ March 2, 2014
Where: Access Theater
More Info: http://www.accesstheater.com/accesstheater/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Access-Theater/180163238335


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